Goodwille is recruiting a Marketing Executive

Our Patron member, Goodwille, is looking for a new Marketing Executive to join their team!

Goodwille is a forward-thinking, ambitious company dedicated to providing foreign businesses with the kind of professional services required to establish themselves and flourish in the UK. These include Corporate Legal, Financial Administration, People Management, Payroll & Virtual Offices. They are currently looking for an ambitious Marketing Executive, fluent in either Finnish or Norwegian, to join their Marketing and Business Development team.

If you find the vacancy interesting, please see their recruitment page for further details here.

New Trainee at the FBCC

The FBCC welcomes a new addition to the team for the Spring 2019 period. Please welcome Erika!

Erika just finished her Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from the University of Turku before flying off to London in January.  She wrote her Thesis on the internationalisation of Finnish design to China and spent last Spring as an exchange student in Hong Kong. Erika has always enjoyed an international environment and is very excited to attend all the events and meet our members. Her goal is to learn more about Finnish businesses networking in the UK and develop as a young professional. Interning here at FBCC will help Erika form a business network as well as tangible skills needed for her career in International Business.

See you all at the many upcoming events we are having this Spring!

Chairman’s Greetings

Dear Members and Friends of the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce,

2018 has been a very active year for the Chamber with over 23 events for the Members and several in-house modernisation projects. The number of members has continued to grow, particularly in the Junior membership category, which I am very pleased about. The cooperation with the Chamber’s Partners, including the Finnish Embassy, has remained strong and being a member of Team Finland has provided the Chamber with an excellent platform to contribute towards the common Finnish-British good. The Chamber’s financial basis remains solid and with a capable team, headed by General Manager Emma Jalonen, and very active and supportive Board we are well positioned and in good shape to enter 2019.

Having said that, spring 2019 is likely to be a unique time period for our Members and Friends. Brexit is looming or inspiring us, depending on your viewpoint. In any case, the uncertainty over the issue and its future impact is likely to continue. One of FBCC’s tasks is to “occasionally support or oppose legislative and other measures affecting trade between Finland and the UK and generally find ways to support and promote its members”. As a non-political, non-governmental and non-profit organisation we have very seldom had the need to take a strong stance publicly on issues affecting our Members. This may or may not change in 2019, however, if constructive and well considered action to support our Members is required, the Chamber is ready and willing to do just that.

Despite the Brexit uncertainty, many things still remain certain. For instance London is London – Brexit or not. The Capital is and continues to grow as one of the world’s main ICT hubs which offers great opportunities for Finnish companies operating in this sector. The same applies for Finnish Food & Beverage companies which continue to attract the London-based urban population. Also the United Kingdom, with its 60 million plus inhabitants, will undoubtedly remain an important export and import market for Finland. Companies in the Finnish Forestry, Engineering, Financial Services, Transportation sectors and many others in various industries will continue to operate in the UK. When all of this is combined with the knowledge that many commercial relationships between Finnish and British entities have lasted for centuries, I believe that we have all the reasons to think optimistically about the future.

I look forward to seeing you at FBCC’s events.

Juha-Matti Lampola

Chairman

 

 

 

We warmly welcome our new Corporate Member Light Cognitive

Light Cognitive designs premium architectural lighting solutions with rigorous attention to detail. Big Sky lighting brings a dynamic natural sky light view, in all its hues, from dawn to dusk. Big Sky lighting products are dedicated to well-being and performance. Big Sky has found a home in many environments, from private residences to education spaces, hospitals, work spaces, hotels, spas and restaurants.  Big Sky is also ideal for windowless spaces such as meeting rooms or basements.

Our virtual window elements transform a room with natural light and an added sense of space. In addition to our Big Sky wall and ceiling products we design custom installations.

Derived from Nature

Big Sky light recreates natural light in indoor spaces and improves the indoor experience.  Our lighting combines energy-efficient LEDs in a way that the light spectra are very similar to the spectra found in nature. Big Sky is optimised for visual beauty with infinite colours and resolution and no glare.

Supporting well being

Light has a strong link to wellbeing, as it regulates our circadian cycle. The right kind of light, timed correctly, promotes performance and a healthy sleep-wake cycle. Big Sky contributes towards satisfying the lighting features of the WELL Building Standard.

Learn more at www.lightcognitive.com and book a visit to our London showrooms.

Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce

The FBCC is an independent, non-profit organisation, recognized throughout the Finnish, British and international business communities. The Chamber offers four different membership categories: Patron, Corporate, Professional and Junior.